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Beware of "Your Account Will be Blocked Due to System Error" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Your Account Will be Blocked Due to System Error" Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject: "Your Account Will be Blocked Due to System Error," which claims the recipients' email accounts will be blocked due to system error, is a phishing scam created by cybercriminals to steal the recipients' email account usernames and passwords. So, recipients of the fake email message should not follow the instructions in it, because they run the risk of having their accounts hijacked by the cyber-criminals behind the scam.

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The Fake "Your Account Will be Blocked Due to System Error" Email

Subject: Dear,
From: syildiz@termal.com.tr
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:32:17 +0300

Dear,

1969MB 2000MB

Your account will be Blocked due to system error CODE:DA2507LU236.

Your e-mail account is running on a low storage space, verify your account now to increase storage space other wise your account shall be locked out.

Click here to verify your account.

NOTICE:

Failure to verify your e-mail account shall result to account lock out.

Thanks,

Account Service

© 2016 Microsoft Terms Privacy & cookies Developers English (United States)

The link in the email message goes to the following phishing website: smboxstmat.pw, which will steal the recipients' email account usernames and passwords, if they attempt to sign into the same website.

Recipients of the fake email message who were tricked into clicking on the link in it and entering their usernames and passwords on the phishing website that they were taken to, should change their email account passwords immediately

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  • Posted: Sep 5, 2018 at 11:21 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Email Account murph@warsurplus.net Will be Suspended
    Date: 2018-09-04 00:24
    From: "Email Administrator"

    ACCOUNT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

    DEAR MURPH@WARSURPLUS.NET.

    Due to System error code, your accounts will be deleted from our server:

    Your email account is running on a low storage space, Verify your
    account now to increase storage space.
    OTHERWISE YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED FROM OUR SERVER within
    hours
    Click on button below to proceed with verification
    Verify [1]
    .
    Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    The Account Management Team

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 13, 2017 at 10:48 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "-----Original Message-----
    From: E-mail Administrato [mailto:purwanto.prm@centrin.net.id]
    Sent: April 13, 2017 1:13 AM
    Subject: ATTENTION!!! WILL BE BLOCKED

    Good day,

    Received this e- mail twice in 45 minutes

    1969MB 2000MB

    Your account will be Blocked due to system error CODE:DA2507LU236.
    Your e-mail account is running on a low storage space, verify your account now to increase storage space other wise your account shall be locked out.

    Click here to verify your account .

    NOTICE:
    Failure to verify your e-mail account shall result to account lock out.

    Thanks,
    Account Service"

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 3, 2016 at 11:27 AM by info

    Here is another fake/phishing email:

    "Subject: Account Re-validate
    From: Account Service (marketing@apiaudio.com)
    Sent: Wed 8/03/16 12:27 AM

    Verify Your Mailbox

    Dear info@onlinethreatalerts.com,

    Your e-mail account is running on a low storage space, verify your account now to upgrade storage space, other wise your account shall be locked out.

    Click here to verify your account

    Copyright © E-mail Support Service. 2016"

    delete


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